Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
STE: We like to classify ourselves as Melodic Metalcore.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
STE: We formed in late 2019, we lost our original drummer during the recording of our first EP. Eventually found Andy and the rest is history.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
– Robb : While she Sleeps
– Dale: Bring me the Horizon
– Jake: Black Sabbath
– Norm: Lamb of God
– Andy: Botch
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
STE: Our dream is to perform, write music, meet new people, see new places and find new inspiration through our music. Making this a living is our ultimate goal.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
STE:Dale usually writes the melodies and instrumentation. Robb writes all the lyrics. Our lyrics range from Political strife, to Mental illness issues, we like to bring up things people forget; But inspiring people who need that little boost to make a change.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
STE: We have a solid fanbase that we interact with and they’ve helped us a lot. We do alot of networking with other bands, and found unique ways to market ourselves online.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
STE: We feel that downloading/ streaming music online are both devil’s advocates for every band. We need the traffic to gain exposure, but said traffic isn’t organic. The payouts for artists on things like spotify are almost disgusting compared to the amount of money they’re gaining. The US payout for Spotify is something like 0.00437 a stream… It’s sad really, because music has been a major part of our culture for thousands of years.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
STE: Green Jelly – Three little pigs. Because it’s amazing.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
STE: When your friends ask to hear your music and ten seconds in, start talking over it.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
STE: Getting signed to our label Artillery Music Group. We’ve all worked so hard for so long at our craft, and that as the moment we knew this was our future 100%.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
STE: We are about to release the second single to our upcoming EP “Within Chaos, There’s Beauty” set to release this year. We are also in the midst of writing our first full length album.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
STE: Currently you can stream “Sleep in flames” the first single of the EP on all streaming sites and the video is on Youtube. You can purchase the song at iTunes for $0.99! May 14th the New single “Leap of faith” drops, so be sure to keep an ear out for that!!!!!
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